The SGSGeneva promotes a stronger engagement of the private sector to achieve the SDGs, advocates for increasing the mobilization of private capital for development and creates the conditions for effective partnerships around the SDGs between developing countries entrepreneurs, impact investors, large companies, international organizations and governments.
The SGSGeneva is a closed door event on invitation only targeting high-level decision makers across the ecosystem: mainstream and impact finance (including commercial investors, venture philanthropy and institutional investors), entrepreneurs, governments, international organizations and large private sector companies.
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Participants praised the SGSGeneva for being:
- An innovation springboard for SDGs business solutions led by developing countries entrepreneurs;
- A networking opportunity where to meet high level decision makers interested in scaling up innovation for the SDGs.
There are many matchmaking and impact investment events around the globe. What make the SGS different is the unique opportunity of being hosted in Geneva. The ecosystem brings together the financial sector and the international Geneva and the city is emerging as an important hub for sustainable finance.
UNDP is considered as a partner of choice for its strong convening power, its capacity to engage in a constructive dialogue with governments and its global footprint.
The Social Good Summit is also a platform for entrepreneurs, enabling social innovators - selected through two highly competitive programmes - to connect and collaborate with likeminded people from Geneva's International ecosystem:
Accelerate2030 is organized by ImpactHub and UNDP. This year, the selection process will identify promising entrepreneurs ready for growth in 16 countries: Armenia, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, San Salvador, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
The Growth Stage Impact Ventures for SDGs, is a selection organized by UNDP, EPFL Tech4Impact, Orange, and SAP. It will focus on mature impact ventures in emerging countries with a catalytic potential that can drive both large impact and yield. Applications open in February 2020!
For more information, visit www.sgsgeneva.org